The Sister | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dirtylou on 08-29-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
201
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
16.26%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 201
Reviews by TheEarl:
Photo of TheEarl
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I had a goblet of The Sister at the UBG on May 31, 2013 and another later that night, from a fresh growler fill, at a pal's house.

Appearance: The Sister pours orange/amber with lots of fluffy white foam and very good lacing.

Aroma: The aroma is probably the best single aspect of the beer. The nose is wet wood, citrus, tropical fruits, and aggressive pine. There is also a sweet smelling malt element present behind the hops at all times.

Taste: The taste is similar to the aroma but very heavy on the pine and bitterness. There is a slight roughness to the bitterness but the finish is very crisp.

Mouthfeel: The Sister is well carbonated. It is definitely more astringent and boozey than I'd expected.

Overall: This is a very good imperial IPA. I think The Brother is much better.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mst934
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade. A little boozy, that has been mentioned. Overall, very enjoyable IIPA. Lighter on the malt side, which I'm a fan of. AMAZING nose up front. It just hits you. I'm in NC, but if you are in the PNW and haven't tried this yet, make that your homework for the coming weekend.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is lots of piney, peppery, resiny hops with a little fruit and biscuit malt.

The flavor is sweet malts and some fruit with a big resiny piney bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA. Big hops with some sweetness to balance.

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Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BigE90
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Mangbus
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kevwcamp
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nhirsch04
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery. Review from notes.

A: Served in a goblet, the sister was a hazy golden orange with one finger of white head on top.

S: Lots of citrus/tropical fruit. Some grass, melon, grapefruit, lemon, and a little pine.

T: Similar to the aroma with plenty of tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange, orange zest, melon, and a slightly piney finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Hint of alcohol on the finish as it warms.

O: A really nice DIPA from Fremont, hopefully they will start to make it more often.

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Photo of distantmantra
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of socon67
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid northwest IPA. Earthy hop profile and some sweet malt notes. Smooth and not overbearing. Paired perfect with a patty melt grilled on Labor Day.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at the brewery

appearance: served in an unbranded chalice, bright pale-orange body, light beige film

smell: grapefruit, lemon zest, herbal, spicy notes

taste: Brewed with calypso and bravo hops - 2 varietals I'm not overly familiar with. Spicy and earthy - bitter grapefruit rind, moderate alcohol notes, sweet malt. Interesting - think I like The Brother better though

mouthfeel: medium, thick oily body

overall: good

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DenverBigRed
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelR
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RenzoD
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last half of my bomber was more enjoyable; more hop flavors and less pure bitterness and alcohol, much more balance so I imagine if I had it again I would have it at a warmer temp. Fremont is excellent, and this is by no means terrible, but by Fremont standards I would say there is much room for improvement.

edit: tried this beer again and was shocked at what a different experience it was. Especially the aromas. Very ppleasant. Taste was still a tad boozy but the hop characters were much more prevalent. Im so glad I tried it again.

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Photo of SB_Brewmaster
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Tukiluka
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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The Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
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